Great Depression-Themed Birthday Cards Now Available
Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 9:54AM
Order of St. Nick

Twelve different Depressing Times birthday card designs will be available soon at finer gift stores everywhere. They are also available directly from Order of St. Nick at our Cafepress shop.

The birthday cards are the newest addition to the Depressing Times line of humorous greeting cards and postcards. Depressing Times greeting cards feature public domain photos from the Great Depression paired with irreverent takes on unemployment and health insurance woes.

The CBS Early Show featured Depressing Times cards as one of the most prominent examples of a growing "Depression chic" trend. "Sales of just about anything related the Great Depression have been surging since Christmas," Brandweek's Robert Klara wrote in a February article.

The new Depressing Times birthday cards "are poised to draw attention and sales," according to GIFT SHOP magazine publisher Patricia Norins. "These days everyone can use a laugh."


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